Scott Akins

Associate Professor
Sociology Program
School of Public Policy
341 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3703
Phone: 541-737-5370
Fax: 541-737-2289

sakins@oregonstate.edu

Teaching

  • SOC 241 - Intro. Crime & Justice
  • SOC 315 - Methods 1: Research Design
  • SOC 441/541 - Criminology & Penology
  • SOC 442/542 - Sociology of Drug Use & Abuse
  • PPOL 521 Understanding Social Research

Research Interests

  • Criminology and Deviance
  • Drug Use, Abuse and Policy
  • Research Methods & Statistics

Curriculum Vitae

 


Brief Vita

Education

  • Ph.D. - Sociology, Washington State University, 2002
  • M.A. - Sociology, Washington State University, 1999
  • B.S. - Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University, 1994

Current Projects

  • The Control of Consciousness Alteration--Substance Use, Abuse and Policy
  • Race/Ethnic Differences in Substance Use and Problems
  • Racial Segregation, Concentrated Disadvantage and Crime
  • Immigration, Acculturation and Drug Use
  • Recent Immigration and Violence

Recent Publications

Books
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2014. Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration (Second Edition).Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2007. Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration.Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Policy Reports
  • Scott Akins, Brett Burkhardt, Charles Lanfear, Mariana Amorim and Katelyn Stevens. 2014. Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County.
  • Scott Akins, Brett Burkhardt, Charles Lanfear*, Katelyn Stevens* and Mariana Amorim*. 2014. OPAL White Paper: Law Enforcement Response to People with Mental Illnesses in Benton County. White Paper submitted to OSU SPP Oregon Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL).
  • Akins, Scott, Ashley Tucker and Kathleen Veritas. 2010. A Survey Based Analysis of Services Provided by the Benton County Sherriff’s Department. Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Akins, Scott, Ashley Tucker and Kathleen Veritas. 2010. An Institutional Comparison Study: The Structure of Sherriff’s Offices in the United States and Suggestions for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Akins, Scott. 2008. Evaluation of Linn County Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign. Linn County Alcohol & Drug Treatment.
  • Akins, Scott. 2003. Public Alcohol Bans: An assessment of their potential effectiveness for reducing crime and disorder. The New Zealand Police.
Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Articles
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. 2008. “Fear of Crime.” In Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Vincent N. Parrillo, Ed. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Akins, Scott and Jane Florence-Gauthier. 2007. “Hadacol.” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar Crime, Jurg Gerber and Eric L. Jensen, Eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Florence-Gauthier, Jane and Scott Akins. 2007. “Kerr-McGee Corporation” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar Crime, Jurg Gerber and Eric L. Jensen, Eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Akins, Scott. 2004. “Police Records and the Uniform Crime Reports.” In Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Akins, Scott and Clayton Mosher. 2004. “Sources of Data on Correctional Facilities and Known Offenders.” In Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Research in Progress
Books
  • Mosher, Clayton and Scott Akins. Marijuana Legalization. Temple University Press. Under contract, expected publication 2017.
Articles
  • Charles Lanfear*, Scott Akins and Clay Mosher. “An Analysis of Club Drug Use by Sexual Minority Populations: Risk and Protective Factors.”
  • Akins, Scott, Richard Stansfield and Charles Tittle. “Perceived Certainty and Rural Delinquency - The Comparative Effects of Formal and Informal Social Control on Drug Use by Rural Adolescents.”
  • Candice Bethard, Jangho Yoon and Scott Akins. “Medical Cannabis Supply and Adolescents: Does Supply Lead to Increased Use?”
Selected Media Coverage of Research
On drug policy:
On policing and mental health:
On recent immigration, assimilation and deviance:
Honors & Awards
  • 2014 Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts Master Teacher Award
  • 2006 Sociology Student Choice Award: Outstanding Mentor
  • 2005 Sociology Student Choice Award: Outstanding Professor
  • 2001 James F. Short Jr. Research Award